The VLA is about an hour's drive south of Albuquerque. I booked an extra day on my business trip and a colleague and I rented a car and drove down to the VLA. It is always open, and there are a bunch of dirt roads to explore, each offering a different view of the radiodishes. Pronghorns are a common site, I'm told, probably as they can avoid hunters by hanging around the facility. There is a lot of zen about this location, all these expensive dishes looking up into the daytime sky, acting as one big telescope, occasionally quietly moving.
"The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter." www.vla.nrao.edu/
Wikipedia: The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is a species of ungulate mammal native to interior western North America, the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae. It is also known as the pronghorn antelope or prong buck.